Winter opening hours have begun for the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum: we are CLOSED Tuesdays and Wednesdays; OPEN Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 10:00 am-5:00 pm; and OPEN Sundays from noon-5:00 pm. The Wagner-Ritter House is closed for winter until April 19, 2023.

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Category Archive: Just for Kids

October 8, 2022 1:35 pm

JAHA joins Museums For All program

Today JAHA announced that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums …

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JAHA is delighted to announce an exciting addition to the Johnstown Children’s Museum! Weather-resistant 4′ x 6′ tables were specially designed and created for our Native Species Rooftop Garden by Somerset Millwork and Cabinetmakers. These tabletops are marine-grade two-toned melamine …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association gratefully acknowledges the Experiential Learning Committee at Mt. Aloysius College, which has facilitated the purchase of a new train table for the Johnstown Children’s Museum! Education students in Mt. Aloysius’s Aesthetic Experiences for Young Children …

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JAHA is delighted to announce that the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum will soon be open seven days a week for the visitor season!

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) is delighted to share The Laurel Highlands Explorers, a children’s book which has been authored and illustrated by area high school students, a project made possible by a $30,000 grant from National Geographic! The …

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Today the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) and The Learning Lamp announced a new temporary exhibition, Earthwalk Explorer, is opening on the second floor of the Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center on June 18. The exhibition is a …

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We’re delighted to let you know that as of this week the Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum will resume Sunday opening hours of noon-5:00 pm! So beginning May 2, the HDC/JCM hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sunday: …

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Last August, a Wentzscope was installed in the Johnstown Children’s Museum, thanks to support from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. The Wentzscope is a sturdy, hands-on microscope that allows kids to explore the world of microscopy.

The Wentzscope came with …

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The Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) has received a $30,000 grant from National Geographic to facilitate a project that will allow area high school students the opportunity to author and illustrate a children’s book. Currently, JAHA is seeking educators from …

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Visitors to the Johnstown Children’s Museum have an exciting new interactive exhibit to explore when the museum reopens to the public this week.

The Wentzscope is a microscope specifically designed for museum installations that is sturdy and easy to use, allowing …

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